While there’s no substitute for hiring an experienced lawyer, learning about the laws that affect your case is empowering. At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., we regularly publish blogs about topics such as DUI/DWI, family law, and more. Our goal is to make complex legal topics simple so that you can make informed decisions about your specific case.
The terms "DUI" and "DWI" in Minnesota both refer to the same offense: the act of driving or controlling a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or a hazardous substance. It's important to understand both the civil and criminal consequences of a DWI so you can fight against them with the help of an experienced attorney.
An Alford plea allows a defendant to maintain their innocence without risking a trial. In situations where a person knows they will likely be convicted of a crime they didn't do, an Alford plea can be the best option. It gives an innocent person an opportunity to participate in plea negotiations and keep some control over their fate, in the same way a guilty person could.
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